Scott McElhaney Featured in ‘Attorney at Law’ Magazine Discussing Dallas Bar Association Programming Focused on Civil Rights Act of 1964

October 22, 2014 | Mentions

Jackson Walker partner Scott McElhaney was recently featured in the Greater Dallas edition of Attorney at Law magazine.

In the magazine’s Association Profile section, Mr. McElhaney discussed his role as President of the Dallas Bar Association, which was founded by 40 lawyers in 1873 and has since been dedicated to the continuing education of its members as well as public service programs and improvement of the administration of justice.

In the article, Mr. McElhaney described the DBA’s continued emphasis on CLE programs, which has included a special focus this year on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“Because 2014 is a significant milestone for the Civil Rights Act, the DBA is sponsoring a yearlong series of events that look back at conditions in America before passage of the act; examine its achievements; and look toward what remains to be accomplished to achieve the act’s vision of a just and equal society,” he said.

Mr. McElhaney also mentioned the DBA’s extensive involvement in the community through mentorship programs, pro bono work, and the prominent role its members have played in civic affairs throughout the organization’s history.

“One of the greatest traditions and critical roles unique to bar associations is to facilitate opportunities for attorneys to be of service to the community, and the DBA and its members have served many in the community,” he said. “I know this will continue into the future.”

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As trial and appellate counsel for a variety of companies and individuals, Mr. McElhaney works with clients to cost-effectively resolve a range of complex commercial disputes and employment matters. He regularly appears before federal and state courts and arbitrators for trials and hearings, and he has successfully handled multiple class actions at the trial and appellate level. Apart from his practice, Mr. McElhaney is active in the Bar and legal community. In addition to serving as President of the DBA, he has chaired the DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Campaign, and is a past Chair of the DBA’s Business Litigation Section, Judiciary Committee and Bench-Bar Committee. Mr. McElhaney has also served on the State Bar’s District 6 Grievance Committee as Vice Chair of the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, and as a Barrister in the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court.